August 1, 2007
Veep: In a July 31 Op-Ed on who can run for vice president of the United States, the constitutional amendment establishing that presidents can serve only two terms was identified incorrectly, on second reference, as the 24th Amendment. It is the 22nd Amendment.
January 28, 2007 |
THERE'S something about the upcoming presidential election that already feels terribly unsatisfying, and I think I've figured out what it is: the 22nd Amendment. The 22nd Amendment, of course, forbids presidents from running for reelection after their second term in office. Republicans enacted it in a fit of pique at Franklin Roosevelt and his supposedly dictatorial tendencies.
March 8, 2006
Niall Ferguson writes that if there were no 22nd Amendment, George W. Bush could run for president again, which would be a good thing for Democrats as they could put forward a candidate who could run against Bush's record (Opinion, March 6). That may be true. However, if there were no 22nd Amendment, Bill Clinton would still be president. RICHARD VIDAN Lawndale
November 23, 2003 |
FDR needs little introduction, and, at one time, neither did Robert H. Jackson, author of this recently discovered memoir. Jackson stood prominently as one of the most impressive of the extraordinary array of talent surrounding Franklin Delano Roosevelt. A native of western New York and a rare Democrat from the area, Jackson served in various Department of Justice positions, including distinguished tenures as solicitor general and attorney general.
June 9, 1998 |
Former Vice President Dan Quayle may want to recheck the Constitution before he speaks out about his party's plans to occupy the White House in the near future. The former senator from Indiana seemed to have forgotten the 22nd Amendment, which limits presidents to two terms in office, when asked about the GOP's presidential nominee for the election in 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1995
Victor Kamber's "Don't Mess With Our Constitution" (Commentary, June 26), complaining that Republicans have introduced 148 amendments since they became a majority, is an example of why the public places columnists just below politicians and bookies for credibility and accuracy. If Kamber wasn't just doing the usual Republican- or conservative-bashing, he could have discovered, with minimal research, that there have been 10,786 constitutional amendments proposed in Congress since 1789.